Several inches of snow likely tonight/Saturday morning


MADISON, Wis. — Occasional snow will develop over much of southern Wisconsin tonight into Saturday morning before tapering to flurries. The snow should generally be light, but a few inches of accumulation may be possible.

A weather system passing to the south of Wisconsin is bringing snow and rain to much of the central Midwest. Rain and snow over Lake Michigan is moving from east to west and should overspread much of southern Wisconsin by late evening, continuing into the overnight hours.

As temperatures drop by a couple of degrees this evening, precipitation should change to all snow. Steady snow will continue overnight before tapering to flurries on Saturday morning.

It appears that the heaviest snowfall of three to five inches will occur east of Madison, with snow totals falling off to an inch or two westward toward the Mississippi River. Most of the snowfall will occur tonight, although up to an inch of snow is possible Saturday morning before the snow diminishes to flurries.

Winter Weather Advisories are in effect until 9 AM Saturday morning for Madison and Dane County, as well as areas to the east and south.

Flurries are possible Saturday night and Sunday along with patchy fog. The moist atmosphere will keep temperatures above normal through much of next week.

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